Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Got Democracy?

I've received the email about the documentary Iron Jawed Angels a couple of times, and was glad to be reminded of the struggle that many women endured in order for us to have the right to vote today. In this country we talk a lot about, and treasure the fact, that we have 'certain inalienable rights'. We also talk a lot about what we're entitled to.

In exchange for those entitlements, we have certain responsibilities in doing our part to maintain a democracy. You'll have your chance to fulfill that responsibility in just one week. Make it a priority to get to that voting booth or mail in your ballot.

I saw an awesome bumper sticker the other day that said "Vote or Shut the F*&% Up!" It's only too true. Even if your candidate didn't win, you still have the right to complain about the outcome if you voted, otherwise you may as well be complaining about yourself because you are a part of the problem.

1 comment:

MomtoSophieandOliver said...

Hey, for someone who never used to watch the news, "You've come a long way, baby." : )